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PMA’s student loan forgiveness aids widowed pastor serving small Florida church

Without the support of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Rev. Denise McLeod isn’t sure she would have survived. A widowed minister serving a small church, Trinity Presbyterian, in Key West, Florida — and raising a son who is now a senior in college — she applied for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Loan Forgiveness for Pastors.

Seminarian discovers God’s love of imperfection by making pottery

When seminarian Alexandra Pappas felt the call to ministry while in her late teens, she was intimidated and afraid. Doubtful that God could possibly call someone like her to be a pastor — she constantly battles the desire for perfection, especially in worship and preaching — Pappas decided to go to seminary anyway.

Donor leaves more than $1 million to Presbyterian Foundation for college scholarships

A Florida woman who was a lifelong Presbyterian, a savvy investor, and a pioneer for women in the Chicago banking industry, has left a bequest of more than $1 million to the Presbyterian Foundation. The money is being used to establish a fund for scholarships for students attending colleges and universities affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

New parent loan program now available for PC(USA) members

Applications are now being received for the new parent loan program through the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Available for Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members, the parent loan, administered through Financial Aid for Service, offers a six percent interest rate.

¿En busca de dinero para la universidad?

En un video que acaba de ser publicado, la Misión Presbiteriana está captando atención a la oficina de ayuda financiera por servicio (FAFS por sus siglas en ingles) y su programa de becas de pregrado, que tiene hasta $350.000 en becas para el año 2018-2019.

Looking for money for college?

In a just released video, Presbyterian Mission is drawing attention to the office of Financial Aid for Service (FAFS) and its undergraduate scholarship program, which has capacity for $350,000 in awards for 2018-2019.

Video series to highlight Financial Aid for Service award recipients

As coordinator of the office of Financial Aid for Service at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which awards more than $1 million dollars annually to students pursuing degrees, Laura Bryan and debt assistance mission specialist Melonee Tubb take joy in what they do.

A matter of forgiveness — of student loans

In a video just released by Presbyterian Mission, Financial Aid for Service is drawing attention to its Transformational Leadership Debt Assistance (TLDA) program. TLDA offers $5,000 loans —with forgiveness for service — to qualifying pastors of churches with 150 or fewer members and to qualifying pastors of new worshiping communities.